Thursday, 15 August 2013

Amazing Tips for Student Travel in Spain

Written by Jane Hudson

Spain is a terrific country for student travel with so many interesting but inexpensive places to visit and numerous backpacker hostels across the country.  Further, transport is reliable, efficient and easy, making it so straight-forward to move around.  Then the vibrant nightlife in many top destinations, along with a rich culture, fascinating history, delicious food, and, of course, the famous fiery Spanish passion, make Spain even better travel destination!

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Foods and Beverages
When it comes to food in Spain, lunch is significantly cheaper than dinner. So it pays to eat well in the middle of the day and have a lighter bite in the evenings. A good sign to look for is Menu del Dia. This is a filling and delicious three course deal that will set you back less than €10. Remember to eat at an inside table instead of on a terrace or balcony as it is often cheaper. Tapas bars are usually a reasonable option, and standing at the bar with a drink and tapas will cost less than sitting at a table.

A big part of student travel in Spain usually involves sampling the local beverages. Try the local beers, spirits and wines. As they will be kinder to your wallet, and give you a more authentic drinking experience than imported brands.

Travel Destination
Tip: Don't forget your student card. Showing proof of your student status can often save you money on entrance fees, and sometimes on travel.

The capital city of Madrid is often the first travel destination of many students. Weekdays are the most favourite time to come as many places offer discounted entry and accommodation often cost less in the days. Go there, look for night time spots that offer free admission, buy a drink, and enjoy live bands, flamenco, and more! Take for example, Reina Sofia and Museo del Prado, two of Madrid's most famous attractions, offer free entry most evenings. And there are many other interesting places that student can enjoy freely there. Come and discover!

For artsy students, Barcelona is the best place to go. Gorgeous buildings by Gaudi create a complete visual feast, and many can be admired from the outside with no costs. The renowned La Sagrada Familia is a must-see when in Barcelona. Picasso's masterpiece will also fascinate you. The beach is close by. The Football Museum is another top spot for students travelling in Spain and trips to Montserrat allow you to walk in the stunning scenic areas.

In Andalusia, be sure not to miss Almunecar and Granada. From each place, it is easy to get the soaring snow-capped mountains, national parks and heavenly beaches. 


Alicante on the Mediterranean Coast is full of energy and life. Students will love the beaches, the parties, the white washed buildings and the city.

And, finally, no Spanish travel is complete without a visit  to one of the stunning Costas, each with its own charm and attractions. Whether you choose Costa del Sun, Costa Dorada, Costa Brava, or other seaside areas, you can enjoy lazy days on the splendid beaches, swimming in the clear sea, great nightlife, cute fishing villages, souvenir shopping, and the different exciting beach and water sports that are on offer.  Try your hand at beach volleyball, banana boats, jet skis, parasailing, snorkelling and more.  And, beach bumming costs you nothing.  Rather than paying to rent a sun bed, carry a thin sarong to lie out on the golden sands. Many organizations offer bar crawls and boat trips which are not only heaps of fun, but allow you to meet other travellers of same age.

Student travel in Spain is a lot of fun, allowing you to see many things, have great experience, sample the local culture, and meet new friends, and, it need not be very expensive. Try now!



Author Bio
Jane is a passionate writer and a student at the University of Pennsylvania. She is writing for a great site that helps people save money on travel, flights and more. She hopes to share useful and interesting experience for anyone who loves Spain and travel in general.